Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-20 08:12:32 –
Frankfort, Kentucky (LEX 18) — President Biden announced earlier this month New COVID-19 rules for the workplace..
At the time, he confirmed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor that all employers with more than 100 workers were fully vaccinated or unvaccinated. We have ordered employees to develop rules that require weekly COVID-19 inspections.
According to the White House, this requirement will affect more than 80 million workers in private companies with more than 100 employees.
USA TODAY currently reports that these rules affect workers in 26 states and municipalities, including Kentucky.
A spokesman for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet told the newspaper that state officials could not comment until OSHA officially announced these rules. The labor cabinet then confirms the rules within 30 days.
The White House’s strategy is all about fighting the Delta Variant, which continues to overwhelm hospitals across the country.Got terrible Inside some hospitals in Kentucky The National Guard was called.
The highly contagious delta variant is behind the epidemic in state-wide cases. Kentucky has recently emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in the country with the highest incidence of new viral cases caused by highly contagious delta mutants.
On Friday, The state reported 5,133 new COVID-19 cases An additional 45 virus-related deaths. Less than 100 adult ICU beds available for two consecutive days, which Governor Bescher said was the first of the pandemic. Kentucky has also reached pandemic heights with 463 ventilated virus patients, Governor Bescher said.
“This is an important time for us to do the right thing, to vaccinate, wear masks and prioritize life over politics,” Governor Bescher said in a social media message late Friday afternoon. Said.